Aimee Niespodziany (Litka) begins her second year in charge of the Holy Cross Athletic Department. Niespodziany was named Athletic Director in spring of 2013.
In her first year as Athletic Director the department has seen great successes on and off the field. Both baseball and men's soccer reached the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament (CCAC) championships for the first time in department history. The men's basketball team also made their first trip to the CCAC tournament in program history.
Prior to coaching at Holy Cross, Niespodziany enjoyed an impressive four-year career at Valparaiso University where she totaled 944 career points and 171 three-point field goals made. During her senior season, she averaged 11.8 points-per-game ranking her ninth in the Horizon League. In her four seasons at Valparaiso, Niespodziany helped guide the Crusaders to 66 total victories.
Earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management, Niespodziany was a star on the court and in the classroom. For the week of February 6, 2009, she earned the Horizon League Scholar Athlete of the Week. During her junior and senior seasons, she was also named to the fall and spring Horizon League Academic Honor Rolls.
Upon graduation, Niespodziany earned her Masters of Science in Sports Administration from Valparaiso and graduated in 2010. While working on her Masters Niespodziany served as a student assistant to the women’s basketball team at Valparaiso, overseeing film exchange and day-to-day operations in the women’s basketball office.
Prior to Valparaiso, Niespodziany was a former standout at Saint Joseph High School in South Bend. During her senior year, Niespodziany led the Indians to a state championship and was selected Third Team All-State. In addition, she was also named First Team All-Northern Indiana Conference and was an Indiana All-Star. She set the Saint Joseph all-time scoring mark with 1,698 points as well as the all-time steals leader.
Niespodziany currently resides in South Bend with her husband, Steve, and their son, Bo.